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James W. Valone, CFA

Senior Managing Director at Wellington Management, Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager


James W. Valone, CFA, Senior Managing Director and Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager, is involved in portfolio management and securities analysis for the Hartford Emerging Markets Local Debt Fund. Jim has been a Fixed-Income Portfolio Manager and chair of Wellington Management’s Emerging Markets Debt Strategy Group since its inception in 1999. He and his team manage portfolios invested in the emerging-debt and currency markets for a wide range of investors that include pension funds, mutual funds, endowments and central banks.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim was an emerging markets debt portfolio manager at Baring Asset Management (1997 – 1999). He also worked at Fidelity Investments as an emerging markets debt portfolio manager and regional analyst covering Latin America (1989 – 1997) and at Northwest Quadrant, Inc. in Newport Beach, California, where he was a portfolio manager (1985 – 1987).

Jim received his MBA from the University of Chicago (1989) and his BA in economics from Pomona College (1985). He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.


Professional experience since 1985

Wellington Management

Baring Asset Management

Fidelity Investments

Northwest Quadrant, Inc.


BS, Pomona College
MBA, University of Chicago